Rest of World seeks a Southeast Asia editor

Rest of World is an international non-profit newsroom that challenges expectations about whose experiences with technology matter. We connect dots across a rapidly evolving digital world, through on-the-ground reporting in places typically overlooked and underestimated. Since launching in 2020, we’ve published stories from nearly 100 countries outside the West. Our work explores the spaces where tech, […]

Rest of World’s Brandom to write new tech newsletter

Russell Brandom, U.S. tech editor at Rest of World, will write a weekly newsletter about the global impact of U.S. technology companies. The newsletter called “EXPORTER” will come out in June. Prior to joining Rest of World, Brandom worked at The Verge for 10 years as a senior reporter and then as a policy editor. […]

Rest of World hires Chen as China reporter

Rest of World has hired Caiwei Chen as its China reporter. Chen’s reporting on the rapidly changing Chinese internet has appeared in Wired, Protocol, South China Morning Post, SupChina, and Radii, among others. She has regularly contributed to Chaoyang Trap, a critically acclaimed Substack newsletter that focuses on everyday lives on China’s internet. She has […]

Rest of World’s Kaphle discusses its strategy

Mathew Ingram of Columbia Journalism Review spoke with Rest of World editor in chief Anup Kaphle about the strategy around its editorial focus. Here is an excerpt: MI: How have things changed since you joined Rest of World? Are there any insights you brought from your experience editing a newspaper in Kathmandu, or from the Washington Post? AK: When I […]

Rest of World receives $200,000 grant from Ford Foundation

Rest of World has received a $200,000 grant from the Ford Foundation to expand its coverage of the impact of tech on everyday people. The grant, which is made available through the foundation’s Future of Work(ers) program, will fund a one-year reporting fellowship at Rest of World designed to support coverage of tech’s relationship with labor, […]

Verge and STAT among ASME finalists

Tech news site The Verge and health care site STAT News are among the finalists in the annual American Society of Magazine Editors annual National Magazine Awards. The Verge is a finalist in the general excellence, news, sports and entertainment category while STAT is a finalist in the general excellence special interest category. The Economist […]

Rest of World hires Sengupta as South Asia editor

Rest of World has hired Durga Sengupta as its South Asia editor. Sengupta was previously the Southeast Asia Desk Editor for The Ken, where she worked for nearly five years. During that time, she worked closely with reporters across the organization to sharpen their pitches; to ideate, edit, and put out deeply reported long-form and […]

Rest of World seeks an Africa reporter

Rest of World is looking for an energetic, experienced, and enterprising reporter with a sophisticated understanding of the effects of technology across Africa to join our team. The ideal candidate is someone who is open to experimenting with story formats, and will jump at the opportunity to write about the rush among African startups to spend money […]

Washington Post hires Tobin to cover China tech and business

Meaghan Tobin has been hired by The Washington Post as a China correspondent, with a focus on business and technology. Tobin is a proficient speaker of Mandarin whose deep knowledge of China and flair for storytelling have been evident in her recent work as a China technology reporter for Rest of World. First as a […]

Rest of World hires Adeleke as Africa editor

Rest of World has hired David Adeleke as Africa editor. Recently, Adeleke worked freelance for various publications, including The Continent. Previously, he served as managing editor of Business Insider Africa and held editorial roles at Ventures Africa and TechCabal. He also launched and runs a Substack “Communiqué,” which talks about Africa’s tech scene. He was […]